Friday, February 19, 2016

On This Day 19 February

They drink absinthe in New Orleans, don't they?
1985 19 February On This Day Jimmy Page meets up with Mason Ruffner in New Orleans
AUDIO: Gypsy Blood (Soundcloud)
  • 1972 Led Zeppelin - Adelaide, Australia at Memorial Drive Park
  • 1993 Jimmy Page - New Orleans, Louisiana at Muddy Waters Club
  • 1996 Page & Plant - Osaka, Japan at Castle Hall

Led Zeppelin appeared at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide in Australia. This show was rescheduled from the day before, because the stage had buckled after heavy rains and some equipment got damp.
"From the start, all eyes were on brilliant lead guitarist, Jimmy Page. At one stage, using a bow, he smashed out a string of piercing notes only to end with a delicate run of sitar-sounding music. Thundering applause followed all his work."
Led Zeppelin Is Shattering Rock Experience, by Richard Mitchell. The Advertiser, 21 February 1972, p. 24.
1972 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin Adelaide

1993 Jimmy Page jamming with Mason Ruffner, New Orleans

2004 Jimmy Page in Nepal (Ross Halfin photo)
I was listening to a few songs by a new band, Inglorious (band is endorsed by Brian May) and when I heard the opening of one of Inglorious' songs, High Flying Gypsy, I was hearing Kashmir.

I admit I didn't listen to the whole of Inglorious' song because I didn't have the time to do so, but those first few bars?  And I wondered, how come it's OK to sound like Led Zeppelin but Led Zeppelin can't sound like anyone else (I know, I know, deep pockets)

By the way, I'm not saying it's plagiarism. I'm just pointing out an interesting thing.

♪  Stairway to Heaven(Led Zeppelin, Adelaide Australia 1972) YouTube 
♪  Acoustic set (Led Zeppelin, Adelaide Australia 1972) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube

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